Redtacton

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  • Topic: Permittivity, Maxwell's equations, Electromagnetism
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Introduction
What’s Redtacton?
How Redtacton Works?
Mechanism of Communication with Redtacton •Features
Application Fields

ABSTRACT

“Red Tacton” gives a whole new meaning to the term “networking”. It is a new personal area networks technology which uses the surface of the human body, as a safe data transmission path, at speeds up to 10 Mbps.

Red Tacton does not rely on electromagnetic or a light wave to transmit data. It makes use of weak electric fields on the surface of the body. Using a new super-sensitive photonic electric field sensor, it can achieve duplex communication over the human body. The Red Tacton chips, which will be embedded in various devices, contain a transmitter and receiver build to send and accept data stored in a digital format. The data transfer between Red Tacton-enabled devices does not require any dialing in or log-in, the data transfer would be practically instantaneous. While it is true that similar personal area networks are already accessible by using radio-based technologies like Wi-Fi or Bluetooth, they are often hampered by intermittent service and will eventually be replaced by “Human Area Networks”.

Red Tacton can be used for intuitive operation of computer-based systems in daily life, temporary one-to-one private networks based on personal handshaking, device personalization, security, and a host of other applications. With the “Red Tacton” system, we can envisage a future in which the human body acts as a non-stop conduit for information.

WHAT’S REDTACTON ?

REDTACTON is a new Human Area Networking technology that uses the surface of the human body as a safe, high speed network transmission path.
REDTACTON uses the minute electric field emitted on the surface of the human body. Technically, it is completely distinct from wireless and infrared.

A transmission path is formed at the moment a part of the human body comes in contact with a RedTacton transceiver. Physically separating ends the contact and thus ends communication.

Communication is possible using any body surfaces, such as the hands, fingers, arms, feet, face, legs etc. RedTacton works through shoes and clothing as well.

Using RedTacton, communication starts when terminals carried by the user or embedded in devices are linked in various combinations according to the user's natural, physical movements.

HOW REDTACTON WORKS ?

Using a new super-sensitive photonic electric field sensor, RedTacton can achieve duplex communication over the human body at a maximum speed of 10 Mbps.

The RedTacton transmitter induces a weak electric field on the surface of the body.

The RedTacton receiver senses changes in the weak electric field on the surface of the body caused by the transmitter.

RedTacton relies upon the principle that the optical properties of an electro-optic crystal can vary according to the changes of a weak electric field.

RedTacton detects changes in the optical properties of an electro-optic crystal using a laser and converts the result to an electrical signal in a optical receiver circuit.

MECHANISM OF COMMUNICATION WITH REDTACTON

The transmitter sends data by inducing fluctuations in the minute electric field on the surface of the human body. Data is received using a photonic electric field sensor that combines an electro-optic crystal and a laser light to detect fluctuations in the minute electric field.

Ea = e field induced towards the body by transmitters signal electrode.

Eb = system requires return path to...
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